The Museum of Belize is dedicated to the promotion, documentation, exhibition, and understanding of Belize’s cultural heritage and history.
The more fascinating aspects to the Museum of Belize is that the two-story building was constructed as Her Majesty’s Prison back in 1857, and only opened in its current form in 2002.
This semi-guided tour, allows you to view their permanent collection which contains Mayan masterpieces that range from 600 BC to AD 1500. It’s easy to get some perspective on the ancient, local culture that mysteriously disappeared a few centuries ago.
While the original artifact lives in a bank vault, an amazing replica of the largest carved jade head, ever found in the Maya world (discovered in 1968 in Altun Ha), is on display here.
Other jade items, intricately crafted pottery, and flint weapons, are also parts of the popular permanent display.